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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Oil

Japan’s October Petrochemical Naphtha Imports

Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector stood at 1.29M tonnes (about 367K b/d) in October, up 0.2M tonnes (45K b/d) m-o-m and marginally lower y-o-y, Reuters reports citing Japan’s Ministry...

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News Grain,Minor Bulks

US Soyabean and Corn Exports

At 1.4 Mt, US soyabean exports rose to their highest level since February in the week ending 8 November, although this is still down by 0.9 Mt on the year-ago level, the US Department of Agriculture reports. In the same period, US corn exports rose by 0.7 Mt on the year ago level to 1.1 Mt.

News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore & Coal Imports

Japanese iron ore imports rose by 3.5% on the year to 10.6 Mt in October, the country’s Ministry of Finance reports. Imports in January-October totalled 103.6 Mt, down by 0.4% on the same period last...

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News Coal

China’s import caps

IHS reports China's authorities wish to cap 2018 imports at last year’s level of 271 Mt. Inbound volumes in the first ten months of this year reached 252 Mt. Vessels carrying coal into China before...

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News Minor Bulks,Steel

EU steel exports fall

EU steel exports in September fell by 35.3% on the year-ago level to 1.5Mt, official data show. In the period January-September EU steel exports totalled 15.4 Mt, down 8.0% on the same period last year.

News Oil

Iraq Resumes Kirkuk Oil Exports

Iraq has resumed exports of about 50-60K b/d from its northern fields in the Kirkuk region, which had been halted since October 2017 when the Iraqi army took control of the oil fields from Kurdish forces,...

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News Oil

South Korea’s Crude Imports Rise in October

At 3.08M b/d, total South Korean crude imports in October were up 431K b/d m-o-m and 82K b/d y-o-y, with no imports from Iran, according to customs data. South Korea had reportedly suspended all loadings...

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News Coal

India’s coal output up

India’s coal production in the period January-October rose 10% year-on-year to 587.4 Mt, according to data compiled by IHS Markit. India’s coal production in October also rose, up 8% on the year-ago level.

Event Research & Consultancy

Mjunction Indian Steel Markets Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research presented an outlook for the dry bulk freight market at this event, held in Kolkata on 7-8 June 2018. He explained the reasons for the rise in ocean...

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Event Research & Consultancy

TXF Natural Resources and Commodity Finance

Speaking at this year's event, held in Amsterdam on 17-18 May 2018, Simpson Spence Young's Head of Research John Kearsey contrasted the uneven recovery in dry bulk freight markets with the continued downswing in the tanker sector.

Event Dry Cargo

Profercy World PKS Forum

Robin Thomas, Business Manager for SSY's Dry Cargo Division, was among the speakers at the conference held in Abu Dhabi on 8-10 May 2018. His paper highlighted the importance of movements in bunker...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Argus Marpol Strategy Summit

Held in Houston on 23-25 April 2018, this event included a presentation by SSY's Vivek Srivastava on "The Scrubber Decision For A VLCC - To Fit or Not To Fit?"